On The Nature Of Human Skin

On The Nature Of Human Skin

Click here to play Memorial for UCSD Martyr - Vietnam War Protester: George Winne Jr.

Social Architectures | The Invisible Shape of University Past


George Winne Jr.'s Memeorial | Click here to see: On The Nature Of Human Skin

“In God’s Name, End the War” | “I believe in God and hereafter,
I will see you there.”

George Wynne Jr.
follow project:
An Inconvenient Art

★Read (artist’s response) after seeing my project:
Virginia Maksymowicz | Sculptor (5 months ago)
What a surprise for me to come across these photos! The bricks did not belong to George Winne. I made this clay sculpture in 1976 when I was a grad student in Visual Arts at UCSD. The other sculpture in the memorial grove is by Michael Todd, who used to be on the faculty. I am delighted that the sculpture has been cared for over these many years.
Virginia Maksymowicz

★Research Note:

Stuart Collection at UCSD: Click here to play Terry Allen' Trees

Stuart Collection | The Silent Tree
Herbert’s hippopotamus | [videorecording]
Hippopotamus ~ Marcuse & Revolution in Paradise

Virginia Maksymowicz

On The Nature Of Human Skin

Virginia Maksymowicz's "Thirty Blocks" | the Winne Memorial Grove



Virginia Maksymowicz

The Blacklist Art & Film Festival

The Blacklist experiment continues*

What started out as a way for a group of friends to display their unique talents to the local community has evolved into a multi-media spectacle. We pride ourselves on celebrating fearless and unapologetic creativity that goes beyond the formula of mainstream culture as a means to showcase the World’s emerging talents and unknown innovators of Art, Film, and Rock n’ Roll. This event of cerebral debauchery represents an effort to inspire the next wave of artists with original and unconventional content.

As filmmakers and artists we have the ability and the opportunity to inspire, and in many ways, the obligation. There is a lack of originality and authenticity in today’s popular culture and it’s not because there is a lack of original ideas, but a lacking desire to embrace them. We have been overly supplied with formulaic music, movies and opinion, so much that now the dissenters from formula have almost no chance of making it into the mainstream culture.

Rinse your mind of mainstream slime.


Rob Cotterill & Jason Eisener's 2010 crowd pleasing yule-tide bloodbath, Treevenge.

Full Moon Poets

Full Moon Poets

About the Poetry Slam in Encinitas:

Last night was a total blast! This was my first time being in a Poetry Slam and WOW how exciting!! I knew I was in for a ride after they gathered all the poets together prior to the show and most everyone already knew one another by name. One of the guys that ran the event walked up to a group of people standing next to me and said, “Oh, three of my favorite poets are right here” and they all laughed. One of the contestants was a four-time winner. This year he got 2nd place.

What surprised me most was discovering that we have some ‘known’ poets in our community. Everyone was good last night, but some were simply AMAZING! Hence, the competition was steep. I didn’t make it past the first round, but I was just honored to have been up there amongst such talented individuals! It went from 20 poets to 8, then down to 4, and finally the winner.

One of my favorites was this 90 year old woman who was known by the entire crowd on a first name basis. She made it through to round two. Her second poem began by speaking of this man she had just met and started getting intimate with; it was pretty typical stuff until the end . . . after he’d unzipped her dress and all that. She ended the poem by saying:

“I know how he likes his Fuck, but I wonder how he likes his eggs!”

This was quite shocking to hear from such an old woman and that’s what made it hysterical. Classic moment!! The event was filmed on my ipod, so once I get it into FinalCut I will post on my Performance Art Wall.

Innovators of Art

Inserting the ‘silver rib of a foreign word’ into an idea, Walter Benjamin argued in a passage Adorno was fond of quoting, helps the idea to survive.

GRRF: The Sound of Suicide Postponement (2009)

In the land of cubicles and gaming software development hell, the most unhappy employee becomes the victim of video camera torture… See full summary »

Directed by
Tristan Newcomb
Simon Quiroz (co-director)
Writing credits
Tristan Newcomb

Cast (in credits order)
Tristan Newcomb The GRRF Guy
Brett Stalbaum The Professor
Jared Hinkle The Assistant
Travis Cochran Mister Marketing
Derek Lomas Mikey, Game Designer
Ricardo Dominguez Performance Artist One
Holly Eskew Performance Artist Two

Produced by
Cy Cary …. associate producer
Chelsey Grasso …. associate producer
Tristan Newcomb …. producer
Simon Quiroz …. co-producer
Roberto Rosales …. associate producer
Roberto L. Rosales …. associate producer
Brett Stalbaum …. associate producer

Original Music by
Tsuyoshi Oyama
Film Editing by
Tristan Newcomb